University of Bristol

About Us




The Visual Information Laboratory has an international reputation based on fundamental and applied research and collaborates widely. Within the University collaboration is primarily through the Bristol Vision Institute, the Communication Systems and Networks Research Group and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. The Group also has a strong track record of collaborating externally with academia and industry, through EPSRC and EU funding. It combines fundamental research with exploitation, creating impact through patents and licensing.

Current primary research areas include:

  • Image and video compression
  • Error resilient video communications
  • Image and video search and retrieval
  • Video tracking, gait analysis and anomaly detection
  • Visual SLAM – Biometrics
  • Medical and bio-imaging
  • Detection and classification of difficult targets and camouflage
  • Computer vision – statistical image processing
  • 3D and multiview processing
  • High dynamic range imaging, vision and graphics
  • Image perception, image quality assessment and metrics
  • Immersive video formats and measurements